Articles of Note

Many scholars seek a solemn, serious life, like monks determined to eradicate frivolity. Benedict Anderson favored jokes, digressions, and sarcasm... more »

New Books

How to describe late Henry James? Rebarbatively abstract, recondite, complicated, confusing -- all true. It's his difficulty that helps makes him worth reading... more »

Essays & Opinions

Every day about 300 million photographs are uploaded to Facebook. An estimated 204 million emails are sent every minute. How do we decide what to keep?... more »